Taiwanese-American violinist Huang Kaiminfu won the first prize in the "Indianapolis International Violin Competition" in September.
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[Reporter Ling Meixue/Taipei Report] Taiwanese-American violinist Huang Kaimin studied and grew up in the United States at a very young age. Let's first get to know this emerging Taiwan light in the international classical music scene.
Q: Tell me about the few major games that have had the greatest impact on you so far?
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Answer: I won the first place in the 6th International Tchaikovsky Youth Music Competition in 2009 when I was 15 years old, so I had the opportunity to tour in Japan; in 2017, I won the first place in the Oliveira International Violin Competition, and with The organizer signed a 3-year brokerage contract, arranged many domestic and foreign performances, and had more opportunities to cooperate with international orchestras, excellent conductors and musicians.
Q: Education and performance qualifications?
Answer: I was admitted to the Juilliard School of Music at the age of 8, and I stayed at the Juilliard School for 14 years until I graduated from university, which laid the foundation for my entire violin study and growth.
In 2016, he entered the Yale Graduate School of Music and obtained an artist diploma 3 years later.
I had the opportunity to take many courses that have nothing to do with music, such as film studies, psychology, linguistics, philosophy... I have a broader understanding of humanities, and I am constantly reflecting on how to serve society more meaningfully through music.
So far, he has performed in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia and America, and has also cooperated with many internationally renowned orchestras and conductors.
Q: After winning this award, what is the focus of future development?
Answer: The organizer of the competition will arrange an exclusive agent to take care of the music business in the next 4 years. It also arranges New York Carnegie Hall recitals and solo album recordings. The 1683 Stuart used by the late violinist Josef Gingold can also be used. Radivari famous violin.
For me, this award gives me the opportunity to serve more people with music in the future, and I will continue to work hard.
I hope that one day in the future I can plan a music festival, and through various artists, including dancers, painters, and writers, perform together to show different cultural outlooks and humanistic care.
In addition, many of my family and relatives live in Taiwan, so as long as I have a vacation, I really like to go back to Taiwan; I hope to have more opportunities to cooperate with Taiwanese orchestras or musicians in the future.
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